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- Dogs - Ramen is a femal golden retriever/poodle, goldendoodle! She is my love!
- Sales & Freebies - I am an outside sales rep for a paper tube manufacturer
- Volleyball - Captain of my high school team, lead an intramural team in college.
- Wine Tasting - Mmm...I love wine!
- WLS in your 20's - I was 22 when I decided to band, will be banded at 23.
Whoopin' on June 16, 2010 5:03 pm
Man, I have been MIA for almost three months. Someone smack me please!
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I was doing so good! Hit 50 down! Was so proud. And then I don't know what happened, I put weight on last month, cancelled my appointment two weeks ago, because I knew I had gained back four pounds since my last visit.
I am frusterated with myself. I had to travel this week and packed my workout gear and have worked out like a crazy person all week, but I have been so tempted to eat pooh every day for the past couple of months. Why do I want to feed myself bad food? I have been very good at avoiding it, but it is so hard. I stopped today and got a nf frozen yogurt because I knew if I passed one more McD's or Strabucks I was going to get a Fatty Mocha Frozen Treat.
So I am inspired and have worked out doing 50+ minutes of cardio every day this week and lifted weights yesterday. I go home tomorrow night though, and that is when I get lazy.
I need tips on how to stay on the ball and on track.
Three fills down on March 4, 2010 2:20 pm
A little over three months post op and feeling good!
I have incorporated working out at least 3 days a week into my schedule. And for all of you wondering, YES! I love my Rebook EasyTone's! The only time they don't work well is on an Eliptical machine...it makes my toes go numb. So walking, jogging, or running they are G-R-E-A-T!
After my second fill I would feel pressure if I didn't chew my food up enough, but not really any restriction. I was still able to eat way more than 3 oz. of food, though I would try not to. I just got my third fill on Monday and buddy, I am feeling it!
I am down 43 pounds and I have a feeling this is going to be a good losing month...
I had 1/2 a chicken breast for dinner last night and couldn't finish it because I was full!! Yay!! So I will say I had 1/2 a bite too much and I was uncomfortable, but finally I know that I can't cheat myself by eating too much!
The only other big thing going on is we are moving to Jacksonville this month. My boyfriend is going back to school and my work moved up there a few months ago anyway.
I hope that everyone else is doing well!!
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16 Days Post-Op on December 6, 2009 4:12 pm
I have my first post-op appointment tomorrow. I know that my scale is off from theirs at the office but I am excited. I hope that what I have lost is on track!
I have found it very rough to stay focused on full liquids. I know that I need to wait before I have solid foods, but I feel so well that the little devil on my shoulder is telling me I can just go ahead and eat.
I know that my surgeon does things more strictly than others, but he came highly recommended and I have decided this is probably why. I am getting impatient and don't want to do full liquids for another 10 days, I feel good enough to go to mushies.
I wonder if this is normal or if I am being a food obsessed person again.
Since I went to full liquids the weight loss has quickly slowed, which I was expecting...but I feel like I am not doing as well. Which is silly, because clear liquids is really not healty for extended periods of time.
I am getting a new pair of tennis shoes for Christmas, the Reebok Easy Tone. I was not snooping, but someone didn't delete the viewing history and I wanted to investigate them because I want them...and I stumbled upon the fact that they have been ordered in my size. I can't wait to get them and get a big jump on working out and keeping toned through the process. I really don't want to end up with a lot of excess skin. I am worried about my belly, I have that yucky overhang. Gross! :(
I also have been going to sleep much earlier in the evening and waking up around the same time in the am as I used to. I wonder if this is because of starving the body (clear liquids) for two weeks.
I think that my ramblings for this evening are over...I am going to have a sugar free italian ice and watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
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Four Days Out...is that all? on November 24, 2009 6:55 am
Wow. I woke up this morning and felt well, maybe a little dizzy. I slept my first solid night, and slept a long time, so I was very thirsty when I got up!
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My surgeon has us on clear liquids for two weeks post-op and I am really running out of ideas here.
Hot tea, juice, jello, broth, popcicles, repeat...
I think I rolled onto my side a little last night, which is great, because that is where I like to sleep:)
I am working from home today, making calls and emails. I sound a lot better. All the frogs from the tube down the throat are gone!
I am feeling a little pooped right now, but overall ready for the day!
Anyone have good broth or clear liquids ideas? Ugh!
Two days home on November 22, 2009 1:03 pm
I entered the hospital Friday morning 8:30 am, went in for my procedure around 12:30 and remember waking up around 3ish in recovery.
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I was in my room by 4 something. My surgeon likes to keep us overnight, so my Mom left around 7 and left me in the care of the nurses. I went to the bathroom like 7 times in those 12 hours. I slept like crap because of the monitors and getting poked. I got home yesteday around noonish and laid down and slept. I ate, drank and slept. I am just on liquid tylenol and gas x. I have some pain in my upper chest from the gas and my back is sore. I am not getting in enough fluids, so I am really pushing for a gallon, but sipping sucks!
I am off work tomorrow and working from home Tuesday, but I have to do my reports from last week and I am procrastinating.
I got light headed in the shower, I thought that my main bandage was bleeding and had a mini panic attack. No bleeding though. But now I am afraid to shower again. I have tape and glue over my seutures, but I am afraid of getting an infection or something.
My name is Mallory! I am a twenty something trying to make my own way in the world. I have always been overweight, slightly. In highschool I was involved with everything, very active. I lettered in every sport and worked out on my own on the side, yet I always was the largest of all of my friends.
When sports seasons ended in my senior year and I left for college I put on way more than a freshman 15. I have steadily gained lost and gained 100 pounds over the last 6 years. I have tried several doctor assisted weight loss programs, phentrimine and B12, weight watchers, working out, etc....
Through the process my parents have been pretty vocal about staying healthy and not losing myself. At times their comments have been hurtful and I wonder if I continued on my self destruct to spite them...My stepdad have RNY Jan '08 and it has completely changed his life for the better! He is way more happy, more active, in less pain, off all meds, no more diabeties.
I guess in July '09 my stepdad sat me down and told me that they would support me if I wanted to have WLS and that I should really look into it. I was initially hurt, didn't think that I was heavy enough to qualify, angry. After doing some research I decided that Lap Band surgery looked like the best choice, but I still in denial that I needed to do something as drastic as WLS.
I finally attended a seminar and after that my mind was made up! I have really sailed through the process. Within two months I have gotten my surgery scheduled and am so ready to start this crazy journey.
I am a road warrior, I handle outside sales for an industrial manufacturer, travel all of Florda and south Georgia. I have packed my cooler with my Optifast shakes and water and not struggled. At home is when it is most difficult. I live with my boyfriend of three years, John and our dog, Ramen Noodle the Goldendoodle. Watching him eat is just a little like torture, but he is supportive and is changing his habits too.
So, that is my story up to now. I will be blogging to help keep me on track, I love to write my thoughts and feelings, but have never done a blog, but here I go! Wish me luck!!